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New Jersey Midnight Madness

Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by Leo73, Mar 16, 2005.

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  1. Leo73

    Leo73 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Hey All,

    I was just wondering if anybody is going to the Rt. 38 TRU in Cherry Hill for Midnight Madness.
     
  2. iycis

    iycis Jedi Youngling star 3

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    See this thread: http://boards.theforce.net/New_Jersey/b10113/18610116/?2

    I think everyone is going to that event.
     
  3. BellaSabrina

    BellaSabrina Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey Leo,

    Not sure who from the Southern NJ gang is going to NYC or not.

    Do they have an event planned there in case there are people who don't want to trek into NYC?
     
  4. buster726

    buster726 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I know myself and Mike are going to NYC.
     
  5. Leo73

    Leo73 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I am not sure if they have something planned or not, I am going to head over there once I get done work today and find out.
     
  6. DarthGyos

    DarthGyos Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Leo,
    Good to see you on the boards!

    We are actually working the event (in costume). You should come to NYC. We are making a big to do at TRU.

    ~DG~
     
  7. RogueWompRat

    RogueWompRat Jedi Youngling star 4

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    I'm going to the TRU near the Woodbridge Mall for MM, it's just a stone's throw away from where I am.
     
  8. MatthewZ

    MatthewZ Jedi Master star 4

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    South Jerz is going to the Deptford TRU.
     
  9. DarthGyos

    DarthGyos Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Good to see you again, Mathew!

    ~DG~
     
  10. MatthewZ

    MatthewZ Jedi Master star 4

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    I lurk daily.
     
  11. TI-0694

    TI-0694 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    We gotta get you to a meeting Matthew. Unfortunately the next few are gonna be up North so it'll be more than a hike for you.
     
  12. Leo73

    Leo73 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Well I checked the local TRU in Cherry Hill, and the lady there told me that it doesnt matter when people show up. Anyone can line up whenever they want to wait for the opening. I am thinking I might get there early and even take a laptop with me and watch one of the movies in the car til then.
     
  13. BellaSabrina

    BellaSabrina Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Let us know how it goes there, Leo!
     
  14. RogueWompRat

    RogueWompRat Jedi Youngling star 4

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    I called the Islen TRU, and they said they're doin it. So I'm most likely going there.
     
  15. Darth_Marc

    Darth_Marc Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Hey guys. I'm going to the WM on Rt. 42 in Turnersville at midnight. The figures are a little cheaper than TRU, and perhaps won't be as crazy?

    I went to WM for TPM MM, and had a blast, went to the TRU on Route 1 in central Jersey for AOTC (and my girl got hit with a cart by a rude fan). I was going to go to TRU in Cherry Hill, but the exclusive Yoda won't be out until 4/10/05....

    Happy hunting.
     
  16. DarthGyos

    DarthGyos Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Interesting that all the NJers are going to be in different places all over NJ and outside.

    If you guys and gals would be so kind as to post in this thread, a report from your respective activites. For example: How many people showed, fan reactions, any SELL OUTS, and if you happen to notice - and miscarded or alternate figures. Was it a mad rush? Was is dead? Were the masses beating the door down?

    Let us know!!
    ~DG~
     
  17. RogueWompRat

    RogueWompRat Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Well, I'm going to the TRU across from the Woodbridge mall for sure. I called and they said they don't know if they have the Holo Yoda, but whatever. I'm gonna blow some serious coinage tonight.
     
  18. Darth_Marc

    Darth_Marc Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Will do. I think it's going to be a blast.
     
  19. DarthLucanas

    DarthLucanas Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Can't wait to see the pictures of this event. :)

    I miss I could be there for this one but I just finished a 16 hour shift at 4:00 this afternoon.

    I am going to the one in Framingham, MA. ..alone :(

    See you guys soon!!
     
  20. DarthGyos

    DarthGyos Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, that was quite an event!

    Some of the pics are featured on the TFN site, that NYline provided. Myself, Marie, RJ (scouts) and Matty Dog (stormie) are pictured for the upstairs activities. We had a staged production, where our line was parted by Vader. Quite cinematic. Unfortunatly, the swarming whordes barrelled thru us in an effort to grab one of the 10,000 of the same figures took away from it. But it's fine. Heck, that's what were there for!

    I bought a few items (Sidous 12", Unleashed Grevious, etc. )and got the hologram Yoda that they are selling today on TRU's site for 9.99.

    It was a great event, with almost 50 troopers from the surrounding garrisons and as far away as Massachucetts joining in the fun! There were PLENTY of photos with the passers-by in Times Square. The Lego Vader and Chewie were incredible!! We left around 2 and there were STILL people on line to get in. There are more pics coming soon on the NJO site.

    I am glad I was able to experience the last Midnight Madness in the greatest city in the world.

    ~EF~



     
  21. BellaSabrina

    BellaSabrina Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Being back in NYC for the first time in 2 months really made me realize how special NYC is to me.

    I wish Boston/RI was with us. We said a few times how much we wished Beanie were with us. :( IN SPIRIT!!

     
  22. DarthLucanas

    DarthLucanas Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Man I wish I was there but Gary told me about the line around the block!! Ugh!

    I was at the Framingham,Mass. and there were about 25 people or so. Pretty civilized no real "scalpers" got what I wanted :)

    See you guys in a 2 weeks or so :D
     
  23. Darth_Marc

    Darth_Marc Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I ended up staying local and going to Cherry Hill TRU first. It was a blast. People in line were really nice, except for 1 guy with his son that cut infront of 40 people right before they let us in....I got about 20 of the figures (3 deluxe) from TRU, and didn't get the exclusive Yoda (they only had 12). After that I went to TRU in Deptford and found some more figures, then went to the WM in Turnersville (got a few more figures thanks to some kind fans).

    After about 2 hours sleep I went Target and got the exclusive Vader (very cool) and more figures. Then I went to the tent promotion in marlton WM to TRY to get the Early Bird exclusive...After waiting an hour an half, it didn't happen. Went back to WM in Turnersville, got 2 of the EB exclusives. Went to KB and got 2 hard to find Battle packs. All tolled, I found 1-32 of the figures, and spent close to $400. I didn't have a camera to document the long, fun weekend...

    The TRU's had a lot of stuff, and there were less people than TPM and AOTC MM sales....Maybe the weather had something to do with that.

    In my eyes, Target came out the winner. They organized the exclusives so if you got there early you got one. TRU failed misserably in that regards (12 figures for 50-75 people?)...Walmart was very disorganized, but the staff was very HELPFUL. It was frustrating waiting 1 hour 30 minutes for nothing...

    I'm glad I got to go to all three.

    It looks like NYC was a blast!
     
  24. DarthGyos

    DarthGyos Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Marc,
    Thanks for the update! Yeah the weather was a downer in NYC but the fans that came out didn't get rained on until almost 11:45pm. TRU was nice enough to let some folks wait in the lobby. They had to let controlled amounts of folks shop at a time, so the madenss was contained (for the most part)

    ~DG~
     
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